Premier League Covid Crisis Latest Updates – Brentford’s Frank Wants Matches Postponed, Klopp Urges Adopted Recall


Brentford boss Thomas Frank believes this weekend’s round of Premier League games should be postponed and Jurgen Klopp has urged people to get the Covid booster.

Frank saw his team’s game against Manchester United delayed to midweek due to an outbreak alongside Ralf Rangnick, and there is no set date for this game.
Burnley and Tottenham are other teams who have had to postpone their own games in recent weeks and Frank thanks that now is the right time for the league to institute their own breaker, as well as the upcoming Carabao Cup round.

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“We think we should postpone the full round of Premier League games this weekend,” Frank said on Thursday morning.

“Covid cases are exploding in every Premier League club, everyone is facing it and having problems.

“Postponing this round and also the Carabao Cup round would give everyone at least a week, or four or five days to clean up and do everything on the training ground so that everything is clean and you break the chain.”

The comments follow Graham Potter’s post-match admission that Brighton had requested the postponement of their Premier League match with wolves Wednesday, which has been denied.

Brighton lost 1-0 to Wolves, and after the game he upheld the request saying: “We asked the question, yes, because of our situation.

“It’s my job. I’m the head coach, you have to try to prepare the team as best you can, so it’s not a question of disappointment or not.

“It’s like that. All you can do is present your case and talk to people, and they make the decision.”

Meanwhile, Burnley defender Matt Lowton was angry with senior aviation officials after he do postpone their match with Watford, with the match canceled just two hours before kick-off.

“It’s very frustrating, we did all the work to make it happen, we got to the game and obviously you are ready to play,” he said.

“We were sitting eating the pre-game meal when the sports scientist walked in and said it was off.”

With a game against Aston Villa on the horizon, Lowton is hoping Frank’s calls for a blanket postponement don’t materialize, but acknowledges that “the safety of players, fans and things like that is paramount. So I hope the game can continue, but I can see why, if they called it that, you can see where they came from. “

Liverpool FC head coach Juergen Klopp greets fans during the AC Milan UEFA Champions League match between Liverpool FC at San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy on December 07, 2021

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Somewhere else, Liverpool the boss wrote on the club’s website that people should take the vaccine and the boosters offered against the coronavirus.

“As of this writing, I have no idea what impact the previous game against Aston Villa had on squad selection. There is of course a wider national conversation about the growing spread of COVID, both in the country but also in football clubs, ”he wrote.

My message on this subject has always been simple and clear, I hope: I trust the experts. I follow the advice of intelligent and educated people who know their field because they have dedicated their lives to it and studied it.

“We are clearly coming back to stricter measures regarding the team environment and at LFC, we totally agree with that. As I said before, we have a very high use of the vaccine in our club and have been doing it for a long time Maybe it’s 100% now or as close as it gets, so that’s important.

“I have no problem telling you that I received my jab booster as soon as I was eligible and again that will be the case for many if not almost all of our ranks in the days and weeks to come.

“I won’t apologize for the opinion I have on vaccination no matter how unpopular it might make me in some segments of society. I am the same in private as I am in public about it.

“If I meet friends or people I care about in my life away from football and they tell me they haven’t had a jab yet, I do my best to encourage them to listen to the experts It’s never about listening to me ‘- it’s always about’ listen to those who know ‘.

“Ignore those who pretend to know. Ignore lies and misinformation. Listen to the people who know best. If you do that, you’ll end up wanting the vaccine and the booster.”

Leicester vs Spurs was also canceled Thursday afternoon in response to growing concern over the spread of cases.

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